Man found dead in Fort Worth road after vehicle struck him, fled scene, police say

A man was found dead in the middle of a Fort Worth road early Friday morning after he was hit by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene, police said.

Officers responded around 2:30 a.m. to the 200 block of South Highway 287 for a report of a possible dead person in the road. They found an unresponsive man lying in lane one, police and, and MedStar personnel treated him.

He was pronounced dead at 2:48 a.m., police said. His identity wasn’t released.

There’s no information available at the moment on the vehicle that struck him, and there were no witnesses to the accident, police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident as a hit-and-run.

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Jack Howland is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. Before coming to the Star-Telegram in May 2019, he worked for two and a half years as a breaking news reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.